Monday 19, November 2012 by Isla MacFarlane

Monster Employment Index Middle East grows eight per cent

Among occupation groups, Sales and BD exhibit strongest growth year-over-year; followed by Software, Hardware and Telecom occupations; Qatar leads all countries in annual growth followed by UAE

The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in Middle-East based on a real-time review of tens of thousands of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career Web sites and online job listings. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.

"The Monster Employment Index Middle East shows positive YOY growth. However, employers continue to adopt a cautious approach owing to the current global economic scenario," said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com.

Industry Year-over-Year Trends: Online opportunities exceeded October'11 levels in seven of the 12 industry sectors monitored by the index.

Production/Manufacturing, Automotive and Ancillary (up 26 per cent) continued to lead all sectors followed by Hospitality (21 per cent)

Retail/Trade and Logistics (up 16 per cent), remained amidst the top growth sectors in October
 
Consumer Goods/ FMCG, Food & Packaged Food , Home Appliance, Garments/ Textiles/ Leather, Gems & Jewellery (down seven per cent) continued to register the steepest annual decline

Occupation Year-over-Year Trends: Seven of 11 occupation groups registered improved online demand over the year

Sales and BD (up 23 per cent) led all occupational groups in year-over-year growth

Software, Hardware, Telecom (up 16 per cent) and Hospitality and Travel (up 10 per cent)saw increased demand over the year

Legal (down 27 per cent) professionals continued to register the weakest long-term trend

Online opportunities exceeded October'11 level in five of the seven countries monitored by the Index.

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